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Post by Truckeeskibum » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:08 pm

I had a 2005 Freestyle and managed to avoid the helicopter problem until it was totaled by a Caltrans utility truck at 91,000 miles in 2001.

The 2005 was replaced with a used 2008 T-Rex that started at about 29,000 and was moved in a trade at 135,000 over the weekend.

There was an ongoing problem at low altitude (below 2,000 feet). I live at 6,800 feet. There was a severe misfire or issues with the transmission torque converter that wouldn't reveal themselves around town and never threw a code. The wife basically refused to drive the car anymore.

I really didn't feel good about selling it to a private party given that I could not provide insight on the problems.

I would like to thank the members of the forum for sharing their advice and insight over the past twelve years. I learned alot and some of the members had some absolutely brilliant ideas regarding cost effective ways to keep these cars going.

With that I bid everyone a fond farewell.

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